The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Whitfield, FL for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Whitfield, FL can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Whitfield, FL, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!866-793-9933
A multi-sensory exhibit featuring works focused on African American history and meant to raise universal questions about America’s collective heritage is opening in Florida this week.The sprawling 7,500 square foot exhibition ...
The sprawling 7,500 square foot exhibition Whitfield Lovell: Passages is the largest one ever featuring the work of artist Whitfield Lovell and focused on lost African American history.
A MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant recipient, Lovell is recognized as one of the world’s leading artists interpreting this history. The internationally acclaimed artist is celebrated for his portraits, many of which are life-sized that are hand-drawn with Conté crayons from historic photos of anonymous individuals he finds. He combines these with the use of time-worn objects to raise questions about memory, American life and reclaiming history that was stolen.
“These installations create a profound immersive experience that enables visitors to become participants in, not just observers of, the experience of these ancestors who were lost to time,” says Pauline Forlenza, the Director and CEO of the American Federation of Arts, which organized the exhibition.
“Together, these works convey passages between bondage, freedom, and socioeconomic independence, promoting a deeper connection with African American histories through art,” she added.
Images of everyday African Americans anchor the artworks in Passages from the 1860s to the 1950s, the period between the Emancipation Proclamation and the start of the Civil Rights Movement. It includes powerful videos and installations that speak to African American history and issues of identity, memory and America’s collective heritage.
As an artist, Lovell said he feels that the art world has often overlooked the time period he selected. In this exhibit, many of his works incorporate drawings on paper or salvaged wood based on photographs of Black subjects taken during these important periods in Black history.
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“I see the so-called ‘anonymous’ people in these vintage photographs as being stand-ins for the ancestors I will never know,” Lovell said.
He combined the images with objects like American flags, silk flowers, medicine bottles, and soil in order to illustrate the personalities and life experiences of the people in the works.
“I have avoided making images of famous people, and instead, I use found images of so-called ‘anonymous’ people, whose names we don’t know and whose lives we can’t know about because they were erased from history,” said Lovell.
“At one time, this person walked the earth, spoke and lived and dreamed, just as we are doing today. I look for the humanity that I can find from each of the nameless images I choose to work from.”
Whitfield Lovell: Passages opens on February 15th at The Boca Raton Museum of Art in South Florida. It’s the first stop on a national tour of the exhibition. It will continue across six states throughout the American South and the Midwest.
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TALLAHASSEE, FL — Nicole Whitfield has been volunteering at the Genesis Church, Night to Shine prom for the past 5 years.
This year will be the first in person Night to Shine prom since 2020. This prom is for people 14 or older with disabilities and special needs.
Genesis church is calling on the community saying their in-need of 1000 volunteers. Volunteers will help by serving food and decorate. That decoration will help transform the Florida Fair Grounds.
"I signed up and I did it by myself I didn't have any friends join me and it just literally a life changing night for me and it was so special to see the special needs community and you don't realize how large it is," said Whitfield.
Scott Hunter, the lead pastor at Genesis Church said this night is only possible because of the help of the community.
"Listen we are being outpaced guest to volunteers three to one so our guest are super existed we just need to rally our community as Genesis church we lead the way but this whole thing is a community effor," said Hunter.
Prom with take place at North Florida fairgrounds in partnership with the Tim Tebow foundation. The foundation provides educational resources and medical care for children with special needs.
"But I'm telling you if you volunteer this night will completely flip your lid will change your life it will rearrange the way you think about the special needs community, and you'll be blessed more so than you ever thought about blessing someone else it is a game changer," said Hunter.
For those that wish to volunteer, click here or Contact Genesis Church.
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March 28 2022 – The Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s Board of Commissioners welcomed its newest member, Erica Whitfield, at the Board’s public meeting on March 24, 2022. Ms. Whitfield was officially sworn in by Commissioner Leslie B. Daniels, Board Chair, following her recent appointment by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners to serve a four-year-term.“I am so pleased to have been appointed by the County Commissioners to the governing board of the Health Care District,” said Ms....
March 28 2022 – The Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s Board of Commissioners welcomed its newest member, Erica Whitfield, at the Board’s public meeting on March 24, 2022. Ms. Whitfield was officially sworn in by Commissioner Leslie B. Daniels, Board Chair, following her recent appointment by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners to serve a four-year-term.
“I am so pleased to have been appointed by the County Commissioners to the governing board of the Health Care District,” said Ms. Whitfield. “When I first moved to Palm Beach County and began work at the Health Department, I remember looking with admiration at the Health Care District Board. I thought how special it was that our community had voted to prioritize health care in such a significant way. It is my honor to now be able to serve the people of Palm Beach County in this organization that I feel is so vital to our success as a community.”
Ms. Whitfield serves as a member of the Palm Beach County School Board representing District 4. Prior to her service on the School Board, Ms. Whitfield’s work at the Palm Beach County Health Department focused on chronic disease education and community partnerships. During her career at the School District of Palm Beach County, Ms. Whitfield served as the project coordinator for the Robert Wood Johnson, “Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities” grant and as a wellness coordinator for the School Food Service department. The native Floridian is passionate about the community as well as the health, achievement and success of children.
“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Whitfield to the Health Care District Board,” said Darcy J. Davis, Health Care District CEO. “Her leadership on the School Board, her accomplishments in public health, and her advocacy for a healthier community make her an asset to governance and the residents we serve.”
“Ms. Whitfield’s experience will aid the Health Care District in pursuing its mission to be the healthcare safety net for Palm Beach County,” said Leslie B. Daniels, Board Chair. “I look forward to working with her on the Board as our unique health care system continues to advance quality services safely and efficiently.”
In addition to its diverse range of healthcare programs, the Health Care District is a leader in the countywide COVID-19 response, from mobilizing the first mass vaccination and drive-thru testing sites to ongoing efforts in its primary care clinics and school health program that serve and safeguard adults and children.
Ms. Whitfield fills the seat held by Commissioner Cory Neering whose term expired. She joins Health Care District Board members Leslie B. Daniels, Chair; Alina M. Alonso, MD, Vice Chair and Director of the Florida Department of Health for Palm Beach County; Edward G. Sabin, Secretary; Nancy C. Banner, Esq.; Sean O’Bannon and Tammy Jackson-Moore.
“My work over these last almost 20 years has been focused on the impact that governmental organizations can have on our community,” Ms. Whitfield said. “I believe this work directly translates to the Health Care District of Palm Beach County and its efforts.”
About the Health Care District
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County provides primary medical care and dental services for adults and children at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, a coordinated and lifesaving Trauma System that includes two FAA-certified Trauma Hawk air ambulances, registered nurses in nearly 170 public schools, short and long-term skilled nursing at the Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Riviera Beach, and acute care at its teaching hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, which is accredited by The Joint Commission and serves the rural Glades’ communities.
About the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS25684 for Health Center Cluster in the award amount of $7,278,563. Of the total project, 83% is financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. The C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics were granted Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) deeming status effective January 1, 2022.
The developer of Whitfield Preserve apartments, who in 2019 won county approval to build 64 units of affordable housing in southern Manatee County, is seeking to expand the project.Whitfield Estates LLC wants to build 192 one- and two-bedroom units on 10 acres in the 7200 block of 12th Street East, according to paperwork filed with Manatee County Development Services.It would be a 100% affordable multi-family development, Ro...
The developer of Whitfield Preserve apartments, who in 2019 won county approval to build 64 units of affordable housing in southern Manatee County, is seeking to expand the project.
Whitfield Estates LLC wants to build 192 one- and two-bedroom units on 10 acres in the 7200 block of 12th Street East, according to paperwork filed with Manatee County Development Services.
It would be a 100% affordable multi-family development, Rowena Elliott said in an email. Elliott is the affordable housing development coordinator for Manatee County Development Services.
The units would be 750 square-feet, one- and-two-bedroom apartments, based on the county’s one-half dwelling unit standard.
The proposed rents would range from $950 to $1,200 per unit, depending on income.
The owner of the property is Whitfield Estates LLC of Bayport, N.Y. The company lists its principal business office in Fort Myers, according to paperwork filed with the Florida Division of Corporation’s Sunbiz web site.
The developer bought the tract for $1.1 million in 2021, according to the Manatee County Property Appraiser’s web site.
The planned affordable housing development is bordered on the south by commercial offices and on the west by a residential neighborhood and Whitfield Park. Abel Elementary School is located nearby to the east.
Public hearings are tentatively set for Feb. 9 with the Manatee County Planning Commission and for Feb. 16 with the Manatee County Commission.
A shortage of affordable housing in Manatee County has been described as a crisis situation. Rents and housing prices have soared, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s bad news for the workforce of essential workers such as teachers, nurses and law enforcement officers who can’t afford to live in the community they serve.
Manatee County’s economy is heavily focused on tourism and the service sector and requires workers to keep those industries functioning.
In general, an income eligible household is said to be living in affordable housing when it spends no more than 30% of its income on either rent or mortgage payments, according to the Florida Housing Coalition.
Manatee County saw several new workforce or affordable housing projects started or announced in 2022.
The largest, planned for 4505 12th Street Court E., would have a total of 572 units of multi-family affordable housing, including 324 units of family housing, called 301 Flats, and 248 units of senior housing called The Savoy at 301.
In that project, the highest rent that could be charged would be about $1,800 for a three-bedroom and $1,200 for a studio, but the actual rent would be determined by the tenant’s income, according to a land-use restriction agreement between Manatee County government and the developer.
? Sandpiper Place apartments, 4605 26th St. W., Bradenton, opened early in the year with all 92 units rented, and a waiting list of more than 800.
? Hope Village, at 1825 30th Ave. W.. was announced by Help to Home, a local nonprofit organization and homeless resource group. Planned are at least 53 apartment units on 4.8 acres. Each unit would be about 600 square feet and serve as temporary housing. The community would provide a variety of services, including programs that teach financial literacy and other counseling resources.
? Housing Trust Group plans to build a five-story, 120-unit complex for seniors on the northwest corner of Ninth St. W. and 23rd Ave. W. in Bradenton.
? Construction is underway on a 12-story apartment building designed to bring workforce housing to downtown Bradenton. The Nine20 Manatee apartments, 920 Manatee Ave. W., would have 137 units, with rents ranging from about $1,300 for a one-bedroom unit to $1,600 for a two-bedroom.
USA TODAY SportsFlorida State freshman speedster Kermit Whitfield is one of the smallest players in college football."I'm all heart, though, and that makes up for lack of size," Whitfield said late Monday night at the Rose Bowl, where he had become a big part of a national championship football team.Heart and speed, too.They say speed kills, but it was Whitfield's sprinter speed that brought the Seminoles back to life in the fourth quarter Monday night.Whitfield is a 5-7, 178-pounde...
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Florida State freshman speedster Kermit Whitfield is one of the smallest players in college football.
"I'm all heart, though, and that makes up for lack of size," Whitfield said late Monday night at the Rose Bowl, where he had become a big part of a national championship football team.
Heart and speed, too.
They say speed kills, but it was Whitfield's sprinter speed that brought the Seminoles back to life in the fourth quarter Monday night.
Whitfield is a 5-7, 178-pounder who has run 10.15 in the 100 meters and says his last timed 40-yard dash was a 4.37, and that speed might have saved a national championship for Florida State.
With the Seminoles down 24-20 after Auburn kicked a field goal with 4:42 left in the game, Whitfield took the ensuing kickoff on the goal line.
This time, his return partner, Karlos Williams, instead of holding him back like he had on deep kicks earlier in the game, looked upfield for a block.
He found a man to hit – he said it was Auburn's Jonathan Mincy.
Whitfield saw this, too, and cut off Williams' block toward the left sideline – and he was gone.
"I don't think anyone in college football can catch him," Williams said.
"I cut off the block and accelerated," Whitfield said. "I just saw green. Daylight. It opened up and I just ran as fast as I could. Nobody's going to catch me."
It was the first kickoff return touchdown since Ohio State's Ted Ginn Jr. returned a 93-yarder against Florida in 2007.
That was in a losing effort. Whitfield's sparked his team to victory.
He jumped into the stands after the game to celebrate, and said afterward that the big play on such a big stage means the world to him.
He couldn't wait to talk to friends and family back home in Orlando.
"I've probably got a thousand missed calls," he said.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher can envision lots more Whitfield highlights in the coming years.
"This guy is going to be a big-time player," Fisher said. "He has great hips, great acceleration. He's learning our offense and getting the touches, but in the open field he's as dynamic as anyone in America. He's as good as anybody I've ever been around and to do it at that stage . . . I think the sky's the limit for that guy in his whole career at Florida State."